Here at Yakel Technology we recommend the utilization of open source software where possible. We believe that this is the best way for your business data to remain under the control of your business. Vendor lock-in can get you into an endless cycle of “upgrades” with attached licensing fees. We do support all types and technology setups, if a software tools works for you and your business that’s great. If you need to set something please contact us so we can evaluate your situation and recommend the best solution for you & your business.
What is Open Source?
In computer terms “source” code is the code that is created by the computer programmer. This is the code that makes using the application possible. So what is “Open Source” it is source code that is open to the public to be looked at modified or changed if needed. Why is this a good thing? I’ll include some links below if you’d like to read more.
“Source code” is the part of software that most computer users don’t ever see; it’s the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a “program” or “application”—works. Programmers who have access to a computer program’s source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don’t always work correctly. –opensource.com